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A Practical Handbook for the Actor

A Practical Handbook for the Actor Book
Author : Melissa Bruder
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-04-25
ISBN : 0307499138
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, and that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. An actor's job, the authors state, is to "find a way to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play." The ways in which an actor can attain that truth form the substance of this eloquent book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essential Acting

Essential Acting Book
Author : Brigid Panet
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-06-12
ISBN : 1317531809
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

How do actors fuse thought, emotion and action within their creative process? Essential Acting is an inspired and reliable toolbox for actors and teachers in the classroom, the rehearsal room and the workshop. RADA’s Brigid Panet has distilled nearly 60 years of acting, directing and actor training into a unique recipe which brilliantly combines the teachings of Stanislavsky and Laban into an invaluable practical resource. These exercises are built around the need for simple, achievable techniques that can be applied by actors, teachers and directors to answer the myriad requirements of actor training. The goal is to produce a continuous level of achievement, addressing: • How to rehearse • How to work with a text • How to audition for drama school • How to access the truth of feelings and actions Essential Acting will be a must-have purchase for anyone looking for a comprehensive study guide to the necessary work of the actor.

The Michael Chekhov Handbook

The Michael Chekhov Handbook Book
Author : Lenard Petit
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN : 0429620055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Michael Chekhov Handbook is a practical guide to Chekhov’s supportive techniques for actors, fully updated with new exercises that examine the relationship between the sensations of the physical body and the imagination. Lenard Petit draws on twenty-five years of teaching experience to unlock and illuminate Michael Chekhov’s philosophy, and offers guiding principles and effective tools that actors can apply in rehearsal and performance. The second edition focuses on the building blocks of drama and an exploration of the five senses as an expressive springboard, with a new section on the function of the Archetype in the Chekhov method. Theory and practice are treated here with clarity and simplicity. Dedicated to students and teachers of acting, The Michael Chekhov Handbook provides readers with the essential tools they need to put the rewarding principles of this technique into use.

How to Succeed in Musical Theater Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Musical Theater Without Really Trying Book
Author : Chris Will
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-12-18
ISBN : 9781517362539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What would you do if you were walking down a street and suddenly the person beside you broke into song? You're just minding your own business and this weirdo next to you begins singing about how often he has walked this street before, but when he's done it in the past, the pavement always stayed beneath his feet. Would you assume that this man was several stories high and walk faster? While trying to get away from this potentially dangerous weirdo, you turn a corner and come face to face with a malicious street gang whose members are armed with switchblades and zip guns. Most likely you would assume you had entered some alternative reality. The key word here is reality. You are still in reality; it's just that you have entered the reality of a musical. This book will help you understand the skills and techniques required to sing and act simultaneously within the musical theater song.

Devising Theatre

Devising Theatre Book
Author : Alison Oddey
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-11
ISBN : 1136111964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.

A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend

A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend Book
Author : Felicity Huffman,Patricia Wolff
Publisher : Hyperion
Release : 2007-01-23
ISBN : 9781401302917
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A guide directed toward the men in women's lives explains how to negotiate the complex minefield of male-female relationships and offers helpful strategies, and advice for becoming a better boyfriend.

Shakespeare and Meisner

Shakespeare and Meisner Book
Author : Aileen Gonsalves,Tracy Irish
Publisher : Arden Shakespeare
Release : 2021-04-22
ISBN : 9781350118409
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This practical handbook is invaluable for anyone performing, teaching, studying or simply wanting a new way to enjoy Shakespeare. It provides an outline of Meisner's work and legacy, a discussion of that legacy in the light of the enduring global popularity of Shakespeare, and a wealth of practical exercises drawn from Meisner's techniques. Shakespeare writes about the truth in human relationships and human hearts. Sanford Meisner's work unlocks truthful acting. They would seem a perfect match. Yet, following Meisner's note to his actors that 'text is your greatest enemy', Shakespeare and Meisner are often considered 'strange bedfellows'. The rhetorical complexity of Shakespeare's text can often be perceived as rules an actor must learn in order to perform Shakespeare 'properly'. Meisner's main rule is that 'you can't say ouch until you've been pinched': in other words, an actor must genuinely feel something in order to react in a performance which is alive to the moment. This book explores how actors can use Meisner's tools of 'acting is reacting' to discover the infinite freedom within the apparent constraints of Shakespeare's text.

Making a Leap

Making a Leap Book
Author : Sara Clifford,Anna Herrmann
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781853026324
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution.

Practical Aesthetics

Practical Aesthetics Book
Author : Jesse Russell,Ronald Cohn
Publisher : Book on Demand Limited
Release : 2012-02
ISBN : 9785511449777
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Practical Aesthetics is an acting technique originally conceived by David Mamet and William H. Macy, based on the teachings of Stanislavsky, Sanford Meisner, and the Stoic Philosopher Epictetus. An in-depth description of the technique may be found in A Practical Handbook for the Actor and also addressed in David Mamet's True and False. Practical Aesthetics is taught by the Atlantic Theater Company's acting school in New York City. The Atlantic Acting School also offers classes in Los Angeles. Other schools offering Practical Aesthetics includes PAA - Practical Aesthetics Australia and ACS - Acting Coach Scotland.

Time to Make Up

Time to Make Up Book
Author : Richard B. Whorf
Publisher :
Release : 1937
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Expressive Body

The Expressive Body Book
Author : David Alberts,Sarah A. Alberts
Publisher : Heinemann Drama
Release : 1997
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Expressive Body looks at intentional and unintentional movement and gesture as they inform characterization, and how those factors can be used by the actor to enhance performance.

The Mask Handbook

The Mask Handbook Book
Author : Toby Wilsher
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2006-11-22
ISBN : 113412239X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book, from Europe’s leading Mask director and co-founder of the Trestle Theatre Company, provides a fascinating demystification of the process of using masks. Full of simple explanations, and collating over twenty-five years’ experience of writing for, directing and acting in masks, The Mask Handbook examines how masks have the ability to play the fundamental game of theatre – the suspension of disbelief. The Handbook includes: an introduction to the origin of masks advice on preparing, making and using masks tips on writing, devising and directing maskwork lots of fun and effective practical exercises. This accessible and inspiring handbook will empower teachers, directors and actors to fully explore the world of the mask.

Handbook of Acting Techniques

Handbook of Acting Techniques Book
Author : Arthur Bartow
Publisher : Nick Hern Books
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781854595423
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A unique survey of the twentieth century’s most influential acting methods, offering invaluable practical insights for actors and drama teachers. Each of the ten famous techniques included in this handbook is described in detail by one of today’s foremost practitioners. Each chapter outlines the development of the respective technique and offers practical guidance for actors wishing to explore it for themselves. • Lee Strasberg Technique by Anna Strasberg • Stella Adler Technique by Tom Oppenheim • Sanford Meisner Technique by Victoria Hart • Michael Chekhov Technique and The Mask by Per Brahe • Uta Hagen’s Technique by Carol Rosenfeld • Physical Acting Inspired by Grotowski by Stephen Wangh • The Viewpoints by Mary Overlie • Practical Aesthetics by Robert Bella • Interdisciplinary Training by Fritz Ertl • Neo-classical Training by Louis Scheeder 'a remarkable and significant book... The thing that makes it so special is that editor Arthur Bartow brings together chapters on all the major practitioners written by other highly respected teachers and practitioners' ReviewsGate.com

The Method Acting Exercises Handbook

The Method Acting Exercises Handbook Book
Author : Lola Cohen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-12-08
ISBN : 1315471477
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable and truthful behavior on stage and in film. Building on nearly 30 years of teaching internationally and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and Los Angeles, Lola Cohen details a series of specific exercises in order to provide clear instruction and guidance to this preeminent form of actor training. By integrating Strasberg's voice with her own tried and tested style of teaching, Cohen demonstrates what can be gained from the exercises, how they can inform and inspire your learning, and how they might be applied to your acting and directing practice. As a companion to The Lee Strasberg Notes (Routledge 2010), a transcription of Strasberg's own teaching, The Method Acting Exercises Handbook offers an unparalleled and updated guide to this world renowned technique.

A Guide to Trance Land A Practical Handbook of Ericksonian and Solution Oriented Hypnosis

A Guide to Trance Land  A Practical Handbook of Ericksonian and Solution Oriented Hypnosis Book
Author : Bill O'Hanlon
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2009-06-29
ISBN : 0393709183
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A friendly and brief guide to the essentials of hypnosis. Popular author Bill O’Hanlon offers an inviting and reassuring guide to the essentials of hypnosis, alleviating the newcomer’s anxieties about how to make the most of this clinical tool. This brief book illustrates the benefits of solution-oriented hypnosis, which draws on the work of the pioneering therapist Milton Erickson (with whom O’Hanlon studied) and emphasizes doing what is needed to get results—which, more often than not, means trusting that the client holds within him- or herself answers or knowledge that need only be tapped or released by the therapist. O’Hanlon covers the key aspects of hypnosis, including: using possibility words and phrases; using passive language; and inducing trance. O’Hanlon offers practical tips and friendly encouragement for the novice hypnotherapist—in his characteristic warm, reassuring, and humorous style.

A Practical Handbook for Ministry

A Practical Handbook for Ministry Book
Author : Thomas W. Chapman
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Release : 1999-02-01
ISBN : 9780664221546
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

For years, the many books of Wayne Oates have served as invaluable field manuals for ministers and seminarians. Here, for the first time in one volume and by a minister who studied with him, are selected chapters from this distinguished author's fundamental works. This helpful new book reflects Oates's wisdom, clinical insight, and exhaustive search for scriptural understanding.

Laban s Efforts in Action

Laban s Efforts in Action Book
Author : Vanessa Ewan,Kate Sagovsky
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-10-18
ISBN : 1472532422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As an actor, awareness of your movement is the key to transformation. By making deliberate physical choices, you can fully and articulately embody different ways of being: you can come someone or something else. Laban's Efforts give you a way of identifying and making these choices. Working with them helps the actor to create wholly present and physically ambitious performances. This book outlines Ewan's practical process, which allows the actor to understand their own movement and that of others by exploring one key part of Laban's work: the 'Efforts of Action Drive'. This complete, stage-by-stage, working process has been developed through more than thirty years of work with actors in the studio. Clear instructions for practical exercises are woven throughout the book, as well as exciting ways to apply the work in rehearsal, performance and on set. This allows the actor to learn and apply Laban's Efforts for themselves. Full video and audio resources allow the reader to experience the practical work in action. "Vanessa Ewan's work with Laban and the Efforts, as you will find in this inspired book, provides performers with an incredibly fertile foundation from which to create. She has found an astoundingly practical way of applying Laban's work to the quest of being a fully embodied actor. You will find tools in this book that will open door after door to your own creativity and awaken you to the endless possibility of what you can create on stage and on screen." Andrew Garfield, actor

To the Actor

To the Actor Book
Author : Michael Chekhov
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780415258760
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Michael Chekhov's classic work To the Actor has been revised and expanded by Mala Powers to explain, clearly and concisely, the essential techniques for every actor from developing a character to strengthen awareness. Chekhov's simple and practical method - successfully used by professional actors all over the world - trains the actor's imagination and body to fulfill its potential. To the Actor includes a previously unpublished chapter on 'Psychological Gesture', translated into English by the celebrated director Andrei Malaev - Babel; a new biographical overview by Mala Powers; and a foreword by Simon Callow. This book is a vital text for actors and directors including acting and theatre history students.